Wild New Year’s Eve Parties Rock Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy

New Year's Eve parties

Sunday is New Year’s Eve and Bangkok’s red-light areas are going to rockin’

Massive numbers of tourists in town mean massive New Year’s Eve excitement, the most Bangkok has seen since before Covid-19.

The government also gave all nightspots permission to stay open until 6 a.m. on New Year’s Eve and many – certainly not all – spots on Soi Cowboy, Nana Plaza and Patpong will take advantage of it.

Billboard in Nana every year goes until sun-up on New Year’s Eve. The difference this year is that it will be open to all and not just a private lock-in party after 3 a.m.

Red Dragon and Mandarin in Nana Plaza and Shark Club on Soi Cowboy are doing formal New Year’s Eve parties with free food and shows.

New Year’s Eve on Soi Cowboy

Last year Shark had a barbecue pig, but the menu may differ this weekend. All the bars also will see performances from the “Drag Queen Thailand” TV show as well as other sexy shows.

Also on Soi Cowboy, Lee Shamrock will be back at Suzie Wong, doing his musical schtick until 2024. The live music adds a great vibe to the Neon Alley.

Of the three red light areas, Nana is the best place to see the clock strike 12.

Bars empty out and a sea of humanity hits the courtyard with Silly String and confetti covering everyone.

Soi Cowboy has the same atmosphere, but being a long, open street, it doesn’t have the same frenetic energy.

And Patpong is just too depleted to have much outdoor atmosphere.